Source: TNA, PROB 11/1286
Also, if you are a male Pike/Pyke (or you know one) who may be willing to do a genealogical DNA test, then please check out the Pike DNA Project for which I am a volunteer coordinator. There are several Pike/Pyke families that are not yet represented in the project, and for whom participants are wanted.
In the Name of God Amen I Hennta Pike widow of the Parish of Saint James's in the Liberty of Westminster being in good health and sound memory do will and bequeath my seven hundred pound standing in my name in the three per Cent Consolidated in the Bank of England as follows One part to my son Peter Pike Two parts to my daughter Sarah Norris Two parts to my daughter Jane Tarbox Two parts to my daughter Hester Hornor My plate to be divided share and share alike I likewise give to my son by Law Jar Tarbox my Furniture sheeting Table linen China and Books in Consideration of which he shall bury ?? at Whitchurch Yard Edger ^ likewise my ^ in a frugal manner at his sole expence desire is that my Granddaughter Mary Norris may have my Cloaths all which I hope will be agreably settled between yourselves In witness thereof I have put my hand May 15 in the of our Lord 1791 and Seal Hennta Pike 16th February 1797 Appeared Personally Henry Carpenter of the Haymarket in the Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and Thomas Marsh of Pall Mall in the Parish of Saint James Westminster in the same County Surveyor and made Oath that they knew and were well acquainted with Henneritta Pike late of the Parish of Saint James Westminster aforesaid Widow deceased and with her manner and character of handwriting and subscription having seen her write and subscribe her name and thereby came to know and be well acquainted with the same and having now with care and attention viewed and perused the paper writing hereto annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning thus "In the Name of God Amen I Hennta Pike Widow" and ending thus "In Witness thereof I have put my hand May 15: in the of our Lord 1791 and Seal" and thus subscribed Hennta Pike they these Appearers say they do verily and in their Consciences believe this whole series and contents of this said paper writing beginning ending and subscribed as aforesaid to be all of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said Henneritta Pike Widow deceased Heny Carpenter Thomas Marsh Same day the said Henry Carpenter and Thomas March were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit before me J Sewell Surr Psc W Tebbs Noty Publ On the seventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety seven Administration with the will annexed of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of Henneritta Pike late of the Parish of Sain James Westminster in the County of Middlesex widow deceased was granted to Jane Tarbox wife of Jeremiah Tarbox the natural and lawful daughter and one of the next of kin of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to administer No Executor or Residuary Legatee being named in the said Will
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